Pre-task for 20.9. Regulations and principles of assessment

Alright, our next session deals with assessment and feedback.

The second core question for 20.9.2017 is:

“What are the regulations and principles that outline the methods and principles of assessment in vocational education and higher education?”

During the session you will work with your team, in your team’s own AC-room. You will be provided assessment related statements that you agree or disagree with. You must find different arguments for and/or against the statement from within your team. You will get the statements in the beginning of the session.

Before the session you need to familiarize yourself with the following material:

1. Everyone: Learn how to use Padlet. It is simple and very commonly used online tool for collaborating, documenting and publishing.

2. Everyone: You will find plenty of ethic principles of assessment online and in literature. Some schools publish their own principles but in general they are very similar. Check out for example these principles of assessment. Would you agree with them? Are they always true based on your experience?

3. Find information on regulations of assessment in a particular educational context. It will also be the context of your team activity during online session.

a) TeamIQ

Vocational Education

In Vocational Education, the student’s assessment is governed by the Act on Vocational Education (L630/1998, 787/2014) and the subsequent Amendment (A 811/1998, 799/2014) on vocational education and the provisions of the Finnish National Agency for Education on vocational qualifications (tutkintojen perusteet in Finnish).

Student evaluation will guide and encourage learning, develop the student’s prerequisites for self-assessment, build knowledge of the student’s skills, and ensure the achievement of the skills requirements and competence goals of the undergraduate or core curriculum.


Polytechnic (University of Applied Sciences)

Polytechnics decide on student assessment as part of their assessment policy

Act concerning Universities of Applied Sciences (14.11.2014 / 932, VN regulation of polytechnics 18.12.2014 / 1129) specifies carrying out assessment, assessment scales and their application, evaluation session, information on evaluation results and registration, grading and correction of evaluation

c) JELS2017

Academic University

Universities are rather autonomous (at least for now), see Universities act 558/2009 in English.

See section 26 of the Act . What specific areas does the university (” Multi-member administrative body of a foundation university “) decide?


See section 44. What is the student’s right in relation to assessment?

(As usual, some material, such as teaching methods to use in here!)


Pre-task: Planning, question 4

Alright, here’s the pre-task for question 4 (14:45-15:15) of 5.9. session that deals with planning.



Question 4. How do you find the core content of the curriculum? How and why we personalize study plans on different vocational school levels?

1. Read chapter “TIME ALLOCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM PROCESS ” (the rest of the chapters might be useful as well)

2. Search information on the subject of picking mushroom. It will help you with our small group activity.

3. Send a mushroom emoji to our whatsapp chat to confirm you have received and understood the pre-task of question 4.

Here is link to the material of topic 4

Teaching and guiding – online sessions table


Here’s a table for our online sessions. Teams are colour coded. I will add the names of your teams and full online addresses of your AC rooms. Colour is linked to one of the question of the session’s topic.

Please double check the dates and names and let me know if there are corrections that need to be made. I assigned on of your team member as “coordinator” of your team who is responsible for opening your AC room for the session and records the sessio in that particular AC room.

First online session 20.6.

Our first online session took place Tuesday 20th of June. I think majority of group managed to get their set working. It is vital for the online sessions that our time together doesn’t get wasted because of the lack of preparation.

Check list for AC sessions:

-Have your usb connected head set ready and tested. Find out how you can switch your audio set up and install drivers.
-Have your web cam set up ready. Test it.
-Get familiar with AC tools.

We also instructed how to get started with digital badges that are related to competence in digital pedagogy.

We also formed the teams for the Teaching and guiding module and discussed how to prepare for the sessions


June 5th & 6th, Oulu

We are starting with our first module (Orientation 5 ECTS)!

Here’s the presentation of the first two  days.

Some useful online links:

DOODLE PSP-talk reservation (mention Oulu or Online)

Student portal (using your student ID and password ***NO***)

School website in English

School website: Modules (curriculum) (Mail, Calendar, One Drive, Word, Excel etc.)

Google for Education (ex. Google apps for education – the link contains logging info)

Adobe Connect (this link will lead to eVOC session window) and Skype (use USB headsets)

eVOC Facebook group page

Starting your own WordPress blog (A quick guide)

Online dictionary (Ministry of Education)

Finnish educational system

AMOK’s (School of VTE) Youtube channel